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Old 11-29-2005, 06:22 PM   #11
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Are you guys carbonating solely with CO2 or are you priming as well?

If so whats the advantage over priming?


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Old 11-29-2005, 08:13 PM   #12
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I have yet to prime a keg, but I am thinking about it


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Old 11-29-2005, 08:52 PM   #13
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Are you guys carbonating solely with CO2 or are you priming as well?

If so whats the advantage over priming?
This is another kegging practice that I just don't understand. Carbonating with priming sugar or with CO2 gives the same end result, except that it costs more to do it with sugar.

Why bother?

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:34 AM   #14
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This is another kegging practice that I just don't understand. Carbonating with priming sugar or with CO2 gives the same end result, except that it costs more to do it with sugar.

Why bother?
It also produces additional sediment. What's the point of that? I got into kegging to avoid that extra sediment.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:47 AM   #15
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I've only primed in the keg once and that was to provide a comparison to an identical batch of ale (other than the yeast) that was being bottled. 1/2 cup of corn sugar & Foam City!

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I primed my ordinary bitter in the keg. I added DME for 1.6 volumes of CO2 and pressureized my keg at 10 lbs and disconnected the gas. I let it sit at room temp for 10 days with a pressure guage attached. Each day for the first 5 days, I had to repressureize to 10 lbs as the co2 was being absorbed. After 5 days, the pressure didn't drop any more and continued to climb slowly.

When it rose to 16 lbs at 68 degrees F, I put it in the fridge. I'm dispensing with only 3 lbs of pressure at 42 degrees from the fridge.

There's a nice 2" creamy head but it pours a very nice pint if I do say so myself even if it is too cold. My brothers and cousins were rather impressed at Thanksgiving. I would draw 2 pint at a time for each and show them the difference in flavor between the first and second pint after the second had been allowed to warm.


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